Hi willsk, iTunes used to be slow for me too. But since I got a better computer it is now fine. To Speed Up Windows in General:
To speed up iTunes
If you want to speed up your Shut Down, there is a Tutorial here
Just before Cleaning via CCleaner, run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.
I would download and open CCleaner
and use CCEnhancer
for more features. Then go to the Clean Tab
and run the Cleaner
. Next go to Tools
(NEVER GO TO REGISTRY
) and select Startup
, select them all and select Disable
and then Remove
Then click on CCleaner's Uninstall Tab
and remove anything you don't need or use. Ask here if you are unsure if it is safe to remove or not, or you could Google
Next, read this article: 99 ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast
This guide was intended for Windows XP
, but I would ignore Step 2
, Step 10
, Step 11
, Step 16
, Step 28
, Step 37
Another guide can be found here: Optimize Windows 7
I would next run an SFC Scan
and a Check Disk Scan
What I do as soon as I get a computer os open MSConfig
, select the Boot
Tab and select No GUI Boot
, this will disable
the Boot Animation
I would also use MSE
to check for Viruses and Malware.
1: Delete all playlists.
2: Go to Edit, Preferences and remove all the sources you do not need ( iTunes DJ/Genius, etc ). Just below that, deselect Show list tickboxes and Show source icons. Then change the source and list text to small (unless you have difficulty reading). Under When you inset a CD, change the dropdown box to Ask to Import CD. Click Import Settings and deselect Use Error correction when reading Audio CD's. Finally deselect Automatically receive CD track names from Internet and Check for new software updates automatically
3: Go to Playback tab still inside Preferences, deselect everything and set Subtitle Language to Off.
4: Click on the Sharing tab and deselect everything (same goes for Store and Parental).
5: Click Devices, delete any un-needed Backups. and select Prevent iPod's, iPhone's, and iPad's from syncing automatically, deselect [b]Warn when more than ?% of the data on this computer will be changed. Deselect Allow iTunes audio control from remote speakers and Reset sync history.
6: Click Advanced and deselect everything. Reset Warnings, and Cache and Music Location
Delete Music, Videos, Apps, etc. 8:
and disable any un-needed services:
Apple Mobile Device - If you have no apple devices (iPhone, iPod, Apple TV).
iPod Service - Same as above.
You could try Reinstalling iTunes, updating iTunes using Apple Software Update.
You could also use an alternative to iTunes:
Foobar2000, MediaMonkey, Winamp, VLC Media Player, CopyTrans Manager, Songbird, SharePod,
Hope this helps